In order to declare the SAC major or Global Media Studies minor, you MUST attend a declaration event (SACAPALOOZA) in either the fall or winter terms. These take place shortly after midterm time and prior to registration for the next term. You may attend SACAPLAOOZA and declare the Screen Arts & Cultures (SAC) major, if you are achieving a C- or above in the second required prerequisite course at that time. Since there are no prerequisites to the Global Media Studies minor, students may attend SACAPALOOZA or declare at any time.
Once you declare, you will also become part of the SAC undergraduate e-mail list, through which you will receive important messages from the Department, including notices about upcoming events, speakers, screenings, etc. Please read these e-mails as they contain important information.
As a Screen Arts & Cultures Major
You should plan to meet with an advisor every term to discuss your course elections. Be aware that some required core courses are offered only once per year, and not every term. Don’t assume that courses outside of the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, which include film or other media, will also fulfill requirements for the SAC major. Courses outside the SAC unit will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures does not require cognates from outside the unit and encourages students to take courses from the offerings within Screen Arts & Cultures.
A grade of C- or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the major requirements. Courses taken pass/fail cannot count towards the SAC major.
STUDENTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO ATTEMPT TO TAKE MORE THAN ONE PRODUCTION OR WRITING CLASS IN ANY PARTICULAR SEMESTER.
As a Global Media Studies Minor
You should plan to meet with an advisor every term to discuss your course elections. Be aware that some required core courses are offered only once per year, and not every term. Don’t assume that courses outside of the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, which include film or other media, will also fulfill requirements for the minor. Courses outside the SAC unit will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures encourages students to take courses from the offerings within Screen Arts & Cultures.
Courses taken pass/fail cannot count towards the Global Media Studies minor.
Major Release and Senior Audit
TWO terms prior to the term you wish to graduate, you must meet with a SAC advisor to complete your senior audit. You and your advisor will complete an online major or minor release signifying that you have completed all requirements towards the SAC major or Global Media Studies minor. Once your advisor enters the release online in your student file, it is able to be accessed by the LSA academic auditors. The auditors will use this information to ensure that all requirements have been met within both LSA and your major or minor once you apply for graduation.
Sweetland Center for Writing – offers free one-to-one writing support to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan. Sweetland faculty and peer writing consultants meet with student writers to help with any stage of the writing process. The center is located at 1310 North Quad.
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – offers crisis counseling free of charge to currently enrolled students. They also offer 45-minute workshops three times each semester, including workshops in developing better study skills, time management and procrastination, stress, test anxiety, and preparing for and taking tests. These services are confidential and free to currently enrolled students. The office is located on the third floor of the Michigan Union.
Film and Video Student Association – conducts peer-advising sessions at their office in the Michigan Union each term. Meetings are also held in the SAC Conference Room once a week.
- Why Screen Arts & Cultures?
- Major Requirements
- Declaring a SAC Major
- Global Media Studies Minor
- SAC Honors Program
- Screenwriting Sub-Major
- Course Descriptions
- Study Abroad & Transfer Credit
- Independent Study
- Awards & Grants
- Recommended Technologies for Production
- Guest Artists @ SAC
- Film & Video Student Association
- Student Job Opportunities
- Casting Calls
- Crew Calls